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"The Empty Hand"

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Are you Motivated Yet?

I get to talk to a lot of interesting people by running a dojo. I hear a lot of great stories as to why they are training or why they want to get started. I also hear a TON of excuses by people who never actually make it onto the dojo floor.

This second category of people always have a reason as to why they can't start yet. And for some reason they feel the need to call me up and tell me about it. They tell me they "definitely

" want to start training but...then the excuses begin. I know right away that they will never begin training.

Often this group has motivation problems. How do I know? Because they tell me. I think they want me to respond by saying that I will do anything/everything that I can to motivate them. I will call you in the morning, show up and get you up and moving at your house, be around day and night just to keep you motivated.

The fact is that I could do all of those things and it wouldn't work in the long run. My opinion: it just takes some focused effort and discipline to get motivated. It's something you have to find in yourself, nobody can do it for you.

If you can't even show up for a couple of weeks to try classes out there is really nothing that I or anyone else can do for you. Just show a little discipline and the motivation will follow.

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